Working towards a just society

Objective of the project
Improve food security and livelihood system for vulnerable population affected by the recent conflict in Belet-Xaawo town
Project activities
•    Selection and contract for food vendors, money vendor and distribution of food to beneficiaries
•    Community mobilization and reconstitution of Community Relief committees to help in beneficiary registration and food distribution process
•    Beneficiary selection and registration
•    Training for relief committees and project staff for the monitoring and implementation of the project
•    organize weekly meeting for relief committee, project staff and food vendors
•    monitoring and submission project reports

The project will be implemented by ASEP in collaboration with NAPAD and IDF as consortium of cooperating NGOs. Project staff will consist of 1 project manager, 3 project officers, 6 field assistants, and 3 accountants. The target beneficiaries will be selected based on level of vulnerability criteria in consultation with community relief committees. The beneficiaries will be issued to serialized food vouchers indicating commodity value entitlement for each household on weekly basis. Alongside, the project will identify credible food vendors and money vendor in the town. The selection criteria for the vendors will be based on their geographical locations in town and good track record on dealing with food stocks and agreement will be signed for selected food vendors and money vendor. Project beneficiaries will be issued food vouchers to who will in turn present to food vendors. The food vendor will issue food to beneficiaries upon confirmation of the information against the beneficiary list in the designated area. The food vendor will present the signed food vouchers to money vendor for payment. The money Vendor confirms all the values of the voucher against the list of vouchers and their values issued by the implementing Agencies the Food vouchers will be issued on weekly basis (7 days) except the last week that will have 9 days. The food voucher contains the name of household head, gender/sex, and number of members, type and amount of food. Each agency will cover certain area in the town; east and Belet-Amin
IDP will be covered by ASEP (1,270hh), central area for IDF (1,270hh) and South for NAPAD (1,270hh).
Monitoring will be done against indicators specified in the log frame. This will include number of beneficiary households registered and receiving weekly rations disaggregated into men, women and children; quality of food distributed and timeliness of distribution against work plan. Random sampling of food will be done to check expiry dates and physical quality as well as feedback from relief committees and beneficiaries. Through the relief committees, the implementing agencies will hold weekly review meeting and reflection meetings to receive and address complains regarding quality, quantity, number of beneficiaries and timeliness. The progress of the weekly monitoring will be shared with the local authority, the cluster and OCHA field office in Mandera. Monitoring will also report on composition and number of relief committees formed and participation during the review meetings. Any deviation from the implementation plan will be rectified in the next cycle of distribution. An end of project evaluation will be conducted one month after the end of the project through implementation agency contribution. The experiences and lessons learned will be documentedand shared with the agriculture and Livelihood cluster, CHF secretariat and other stakeholders.